If you’re looking for a little something to spice up your maps then here are a number of great map resources that I’ve collected from around the web. Most are free but I’ve also included a couple of premium options when they’ve been great.
You should also visit the Fantasy Map Market for more map related resources and goodies.
Here’s what you can find in this guide
Fantasy map icons and brushes
Super simple map icons
The Super simple map icon pack includes 23 hand drawn icons by Vancano, editor of the Worldbuilding School.
Mountain and tree brushes
Hand drawn brushes by Saule. 4 mountains and 4 trees.
I want more mountains
This brush set includes 14 mountain and hill brushes for making maps.
Castle guard statue map element
A collection of bronze castle guard statues in various poses. Idea for use on an RPG battle map.
Tolkein map icon sheet
Various icons inspired by Tolkein’s maps of Middle Earth. The icons come in one jpg so you’ll need to extract them to use.
1,000 free map icons
The Map Icons Collection is a set of more than 1000 free and customizable icons to use as placemarks for your POI (Point of Interests) locations on your maps.
Elfcarron: World in a Box
Amberghast: World in a box
Cairen: World in a Box
World in a Box bundle: all 3 maps
Map Maker Resource Kit
Blank World Map (Robinson Projection)
Vancano’s Map Generator
Generate a world map for your novel or RPG using Photoshop.
This is a map generator I created for worldbuilder’s who want help creating their world map but would then like a bit of control over how it looks. It includes 3 of my most popular map styles in the form of Photoshop actions.
So there you have it. A number of resources, icons and tools for creating fantasy maps.